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Mighty ReArranger is English rock singer Robert Plant's eighth solo album and the second with his band "Strange Sensation". It was released internationally on 25 April 2005, on 9 May in the United Kingdom and 10 May in the United States. It contains a blend of world and Western music influences, with mystical, oblique and somewhat cynical references to religion and destiny.

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1 Themes 2 Release history 3 Reception 4 Track listing 5 Personnel 6 References 7 External links

Themes[edit] The Mighty ReArranger is a Fate-like entity that controls the affairs of humanity,[1] and the album explores themes of mysticism and fate. "Freedom Fries" is critical of the presidency of George W. Bush and the climate of United States politics after the 11 September 2001 attacks. Release history[edit] A Special Tour Edition of the album was released in France containing a bonus live disc with songs recorded at Studio 104 in Paris on 9 June 2005. The album was re-released in a remastered edition on 20 March 2007, and as a part of the Nine Lives boxset. A special edition of the album sold exclusively in Best Buy retailers features a 44-minute interview bonus disc—A Conversation with Robert Plant—with an interview by Nigel Williamson. Reception[edit]

Professional ratings

Review scores

Source Rating

Allmusic [2]

PopMatters 8/10[3]

Mighty ReArranger reached #4 on the British charts[4] and 22 on the Billboard 200.[5] This album was chosen as one of Amazon.com's Top 100 Editor's Picks of 2005, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for "Shine It All Around" and Best Hard Rock Performance for "Tin Pan Valley".[6] Track listing[edit]

"Another Tribe" – 3:17 "Shine It All Around" – 4:03 "Freedom Fries" – 2:53 "Tin Pan Valley" – 3:47 "All the Kings Horses" – 4:20 "The Enchanter" – 5:27 "Takamba" – 4:06 "Dancing in Heaven" – 4:26 "Somebody Knocking" – 3:47 "Let the Four Winds Blow" – 4:52 "Mighty ReArranger" – 4:25 "Brother Ray" – 1:12

"Shine It All Around (Girls Remix)", a hidden track with "Brother Ray" – 7:31

Remastered version bonus tracks

"Red, White and Blue" – 3:11 "All the Money in the World" – 3:12 "Shine It All Around" (Girls Remix) – 7:31 "Tin Pan Valley" (Girls Remix) – 6:21 "The Enchanter" (UNKLE Reconstruction)

In this version, "Brother Ray" is by itself on track 12 and the "Shine It All Around" remix is added as a separate track.

Special Tour Edition bonus disc

"Shine It All Around" – 4:50 "Black Dog" – 5:03 "Freedom Fries" – 5:47 "When the Levee Breaks" – 6:28 "All the Kings Horses" – 4:47 "Takamba" – 4:49 "Tin Pan Valley" – 6:28 "Gallows Pole" – 5:39 "The Enchanter" – 7:55 "Mighty ReArranger" – 5:43 "Whole Lotta Love" – 10:31

The band also recorded "Another Tribe", "Morning Dew", and "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You". Personnel[edit]

Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation

Robert Plant – vocals, harmonica, production Justin Adams – electric guitar, bendir, tehardant, lap steel guitar, bass guitar John Baggott – keyboards, electronica, Moog bass guitar Billy Fuller – electric and double bass Clive Deamer – drums, bendir Liam "Skin" Tyson – acoustic and electric guitar, lap steel guitar, bass guitar

Technical personnel

Steve Evans – mixing Phil Johnstone – production Mark Stent – production

References[edit]

^ A Conversation with Robert Plant ^ Jurek, Thom (2005-05-10). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22.  ^ Friedman, Lou. "Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation: Mighty Rearranger < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22.  ^ "Robert Plant/Strange Sensation – Mighty Rearranger". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-22.  ^ "Allmusic/charts/albums". Allmusic.com. 2005-05-10. Retrieved 2011-05-29.  ^ "Rock On The Net/Grammy Awards". Rockonthenet.com. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 

External links[edit]

Bonus tracks information[dead link] Official page from Robert Plant's site

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Robert Plant

Strange Sensation:

Justin Adams John Baggott Clive Deamer Billy Fuller Charlie Jones Michael Lee Porl Thompson Liam "Skin" Tyson

Studio albums and EPs

Pictures at Eleven The Principle of Moments The Honeydrippers: Volume One (with The Honeydrippers) Shaken 'n' Stirred Now and Zen Manic Nirvana Fate of Nations Walking into Clarksdale (with Jimmy Page) Dreamland Mighty ReArranger (with Strange Sensation) Raising Sand (with Alison Krauss) Band of Joy (with Band of Joy) Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar Carry Fire

Live albums

No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded (with Jimmy Page) Sensational Space Shifters (Live in London July '12)

Compilations

Sixty Six to Timbuktu Nine Lives

DVDs

Soundstage: Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation

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